Definition of overeagerness in English:



  • See overeager

    • ‘His overeagerness to prove a ‘scientific’ point has led him to extreme heterodoxy.’
    • ‘I chalk it up to a slip of the tongue, perhaps due to overeagerness on McClellan's part to make an interjection.’
    • ‘With overeagerness now in check, Keegan is back on the program.’
    • ‘Ironically, what might be an overeagerness to avoid panicking citizens ends up insulting their intelligence or making them radically sceptical, even cynical, about official assurances.’
    • ‘It was a bit of overeagerness, maybe, and being a bit hot-tempered.’